Olive Thorne Miller


John Muir



Pasadena. May 7th

(With Mrs Emma Bangs)

Dear Mr Muir:

Your cordial response to my letter and invitation to your house was received a day or two ago, and while it is just what one might expect from the writer of your books--it is something so uncommon in these



days of--shall we call it cold-bloodedness--it is very delightful.
I shall certainly not fail to accept it as freely as it is given and as soon as I reach San Francisco will visit you again.
I have an invitation from one of the Profs in the Calif. Ac. of Sciences (sent [on?] through Prof. Loomis whom I know)



to spend a week in his ranch near San F. My motions also depend somewhat upon my son who is now in the state, so that I cannot tell exactly when I shall be able to come your way, but--as I said above--I will write you again for I should not be content to leave the state until I have



seen you [illegible][illegible] and have at least one talk about the "mountain-brook's own darling" the water ouzel, who is as dear to me as he is to you.

Most Cordially yours

Oliver H[illegible] Miller

PS. I haven't quoted right I think--I believe it is the "mountain-stream's own darling"

O. H. M


Pasadena [Calif.]

Circa Date

[1895] May 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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